Saturday, December 4, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me!

Tomorrow is my 39th birthday. Tomorrow I will celebrate. I will sleep in, help with an archaeological dig, spend time with my wife and children and go out to dinner with my family. The next day, I will begin something new.

Nothing too radical. I'm not running off to become a mercenary or some other mid-life BS.

No, I plan to start eating right and exercising. In fact, I'm giving myself until my 40th birthday to do the following:

1. Get into shape. My target weight for myself is going to be 210 lbs.

2. Learn Spanish. I still remember some High school Spanish, but my grammar is awful.

3. Learn a martial art. Maybe Tae Kwan Do. I took it when I was 13. I stopped when I was hit by a car.

Wish me luck!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

And now... COMICS!

I'm thinking of doing a series of these comic book-related comics. This is my first.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Ah, Boredom! Doodles Done While Working My Day Job

WWII Adventure comics.

Captain America Sketches

Aquaman sketches

Strongman comics ideas.

Belphry Bat doodle

Creepy figure.


Friday, March 26, 2010

Horror Host

My Horror Host head shot for a new blog Amy and I are working on, "Spectergirl's Crypt of Post-Code Horror".

Which is coming soon.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Phantom and Devil

Foreshortening's a little weird on that back leg. But I like it otherwise.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sunday morning, crayola colored pencils and Manilla paper,

My son was coloring this morning. To keep myself busy, I snagged a sheet of his drawing paper and some colored pencils.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Some Very Grizzly Art...

Okay, so this started as a kind of inside joke. My wife, Amy has a blog about romance comics, As Told To Stan Lee. During an online chat with fellow romance comics blogger, Jacque of Sequential Crush, the subject of Charlton romance comics came up. Jacque stated that most of her Charlton romance comics featured yachts in the stories. Amy said she didn't have many with yachts, but had at least two featuring bears.

It was decided that the ultimate Charlton romance comic would feature BOTH Bears and Yachts. Ladies and gentlemen, I bring you Grizzly Romance:

Here's my original sketch:

And here's the real Charlton comic which inspired my composition:

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

More Phantom

Still working on finding that perfect Phantom composition.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Thumbnail sketches.

Some thumbnail sketches of ideas for a Phantom piece. I want to do a painted cover mock-up, something in the vein of an old, Gold Key cover.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Phantom line art

Rough sketch to loosen up. Phantom in a tree.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Captain Strangol

In Charlton Comics' Phantom #60, there's a bad guy named Strangol. Strangol is descended from a pirate named Malcolm (presumably Malcolm Strangol) who once tracked the Phantom to the Skull Cave and tried to steal the Skull Cave's treasures. These are my designs for the Pirate, Malcom Strangol.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Ghost Who Walks- Lord of the Apes

Yesterday I got it into my head that there should be a team-up between The Phantom and Tarzan. It just seems natural that two of pulp/comic fiction's greatest Africa-based heroes should work a case together. Add to that the time-line flexibility of the Phantom (there's been an unbroken chain of Phantoms since the 16th century) and it would be so easy to make it work.

So, unable to get the idea out of my head, I scribbled it on paper. Trust me, I know just how rough this sketch is, it's just to get the idea where I can see it to work with it some more. ;)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Back to Major Tom-

These are a couple of 3"X4" thumbnail sketches I banged out this evening. I plan to illustrate David Bowie's "Space Oddity" as a comic. Probably 4 or 5 pages should do it. When finished it will be black and white line art with half-tones in ink wash. After doing these, I dug out my 1968 World Book Encyclopedia and found lots of great reference for 1960's space suits/capsules.